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As the Indianapolis Colts try to even their record in their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings, several players enter the game with some chips on their shoulders after last week's loss in Chicago. Andrew Luck threw three picks and would like to redeem himself against the young Vikings secondary. Donald Brown had two key drops that could have extended Colts' drives. No Colt has a bigger challenge this week than OT Anthony Castonzo, however. Last week Castonzo and the Colts' offensive line struggled keeping the pocket clean for Andrew Luck. That resulted in three sacks and forced Luck into the three picks and a fumble. Although Castonzo's main responsibility, Bears defensive end Julius Peppers, didn't record a sack, last week's game is still one the second year pro would rather forget. He had better not enter Sunday's game feeling sorry for himself because the Vikings' Jared Allen will be lining up opposite him this week. Allen is considered by...
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